Also known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand definitely has high expectations to meet. As a tourist, you’ll be happy to know that the country actually offers many reasons for fondness. Just try going for a night out in Bangkok or island-hopping in Phuket and you’ll know what we mean. Pair these experiences with brilliant Thai food — as exciting as the country itself! — and you’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear while on vacation. But first, start planning for that vacation by acquiring these Thailand travel requirements.
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Thailand travel requirements for Philippine passport holders
Since 1 Jul 2022, Thailand has streamlined their processing for travellers and tourists who wish to visit the country.
Visitors who want to spend 30 days or less in Thailand will no longer need a visa under their Visa Exemption Program, as long as their country is included in the program. Should the need to stay in the country for more than 30 days arise, visitors must apply for a visa from the Embassy of Thailand or the Consulate of Thailand prior to their arrival in Thailand. You can also stay in Thailand for five, 10, and even 20 years by applying for the Thailand Elite Visa.
Required documents for Filipinos travelling to Thailand
While it’s easier to travel to Thailand now, there still remain specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. Fortunately, you can acquire these easily
Vaccinated tourists must present any proof of vaccination upon arrival in the country. Meanwhile, unvaccinated tourists\ must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken from an RT-PCR test or professional antigen testing centre within 72 hours before flying to Thailand. Unvaccinated tourists are also required to undergo a health screening from officials of either the airline service they used or while in immigration.
Other than the previously mentioned documents, you must also secure the following:
- Valid passport or border pass
- Hotel booking during the stay
- Proof of onward travel in 30 days or less
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COVID-19 health and safety protocols in Thailand
For health and safety protocols exercised in Thailand, health control officers will orient visitors about instructions and guidelines upon arrival.
Thailand is a beautiful country and with the streamlined processes, it is even easier to enjoy its beaches, food, culture, and everything in between. If you want to see more stories and attractions in Thailand, get inspired to travel here.
Looking for places to stay? Why not check out Bangkok, Phuket, or Krabi?
Planning to explore more international destinations? Check out more of our COVID-19 travel guides:
- Indonesia Travel Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders
- Vietnam Travel Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders
- South Korea Travel Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders
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